The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) and experts from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are working to identify a potential source of the bacteria and possible additional cases of Legionnaire’s disease.
African swine fever has infected 185 pigs on a farm in eastern China’s Anhui province, the country’s fifth case of the deadly disease in less than a month.
Since early August, the virus has spread to four provinces and has been detected in areas about 750 miles apart. The budding epidemic could endanger the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of hog farmers and jeopardize China’s enormous pork industry.
A case of Newcastle disease was found in a private owner’s flock of chickens in Ventura County. The case follows the May 17 discovery of the disease in Los Angeles County and its spread to San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
The Ministry for Primary Industries said Biosecurity New Zealand confirmed a property in Northland has tested positive for the bacterial cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis. It's the first time the disease has been found in this region.
At least 24 people have died and 3,000 suspected cases have been reported since a hepatitis E outbreak was detected in the capital Windhoek in December last year.
The owner of the biggest pig farm in Romania, which is also the second largest in Europe, called for an assessment of damages resulting from the planned culling of 141,000 pigs located in a source of African swine fever.
At least 18 cases of Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever infection have recently been detected in Afghanistan, taking this year’s total cases to 267.
An outbreak of African swine fever in China could jump the border to neighboring countries in Southeast Asia or the Korean Peninsula, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned Tuesday, August 28.
The Uganda Ministry of Health reported Saturday that a 32-year old female who died at Naguru Hospital died of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), not Ebola virus.